Czech tourist injured in Hurghada attack has been transported to Cairo

Gunmen Kill 5 Egyptian Policemen

Gunmen Kill 5 Egyptian Policemen

Egypt's Interior Ministry and security sources confirmed the death of two Ukranian tourists this afternoon after a man swam from a nearby public beach into the resort in Hurghada.

Yesterday's attack is at the same resort where three tourists were injured in a knife attack by two suspected ISIS sympathisers in January 2016.

Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a security vehicle Friday killing five policemen just a short distance from some of Egypt's oldest pyramids in Giza, officials said. The tourist industry has been targeted by militants in North Africa over the past few years.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

An Egyptian security official quoted by The Associated Press said the victims included two tourists from Ukraine, three from Serbia and one from Poland.

We will add, the German tabloid Bild, citing security sources in Cairo said that the attacker acted on the instructions of the "Islamic state", and was associated with militant terruption via the Internet.

The attacker killed the women and injured two others at the Zahabia hotel, according to officials and eyewitnesses who spoke to Reuters.

Authorities say Hasm is a splinter faction from the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group that was outlawed and declared a terrorist organization several months after the military in July 2013 ousted Mohammed Morsi, a senior leader of the Brotherhood who was elected president in 2012.

He said that the attacker was intentionally looking to attack foreigners and is said to have shouted in Arabic during the attack: "Stay away, I don't want Egyptians". In 2015, an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt downed a Russian plane over Sinai, killing all 224 passengers aboard.

Hundreds of police and army personnel were killed since then.

Shaaban stabbed the women in the face, neck and feet.

As with the beach stabbing, there has not yet been any claim of responsibility for the attack.

Two church bombings in April prompted the government to declare emergency law, which expands the police´s powers of arrests and can lead to expedited trials. But the attacks have spilled to urban areas including capital Cairo.

They are protesting the mismanagement of publicity campaigns, and demanding the resignation of the Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed, who spent about $19 million (16.5 million euros) last year and another $9 million this year on his initiatives.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.